Thursday, February 28, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: DEA raids in Spokane, child-luring, minimum wage and aid to Syrian rebels

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM

HERE

DEA agents raided homes around Spokane this morning and seized narcotics and weapons as part of a “larger, federal drug raid.” (KXLY and KREM)

Police are investigating a possible connection between two child-luring attempts near Hamblen Elementary School, one on Tuesday and one last December. (SPD)

An anti-circumcision advocate who traveled from California drew attention downtown yesterday and plans to protest a South Hill pediatrics clinic today. (Inlander blogs)

NEAR

Idaho leads the nation in the percentage of workers who earn minimum wage, and Democrats in the state say decades of Republican policies are to blame for making education a low priority. (Idaho Statesman)

The 21-year-old man fatally shot by Seattle police earlier this week had schizophrenia and was childlike, his neighbors say. (Seattle Times)

ELSEWHERE

The U.S. is offering direct aid, in food rations and medical supplies, to the Free Syrian Army for the first time. Previous help was only for providing basic civilian services in parts of the country under rebel control. (NYT)

TOTALLY UNNECESSARY

Have you seen those viral videos of goats yelling like humans? Now there’s a goat-yelling remix of a Taylor Swift song. (Gawker)

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